IBEW Local 300 Joins Socially Responsible Biz Group

first_imgIBEW LOCAL 300 JOINS SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE TRADE GROUPSouth Burlington, Vt. — (March 6, 2008) — The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 300 recently joined Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR).Chartered in 1939, IBEW Local 300 represents 1,200 working Vermonters. Local 300 employers — including Ben and Jerry’s, Brown Electric, Burlington Electric Department, Central Vermont Public Service, Entergy-Vermont Yankee, E.S Boulos, Green Mountain Power, Peck Electric, Sherwin Electric, Vermont Gas and Washington Electric Cooperative — are among the most successful enterprises in the state. They all pay a living wage and offer solid healthcare and retirement packages to union employees.”The labor movement’s objectives are not that different than those of socially responsible businesses, as we all have an unwavering commitment to the common good,” said Local 300 Business Manager George Clain. “Like VBSR, the IBEW wholeheartedly believes that fair stewardship of workers, communities and the environment is just as important as financial success.”The oldest and largest values-led trade association in the country, VBSR promotes a socially conscious business ethic that encourages protecting the natural, human and economic surroundings of citizens. In addition to providing extensive educational and networking opportunities to its 650 members, VBSR is very active in influencing Vermont public policy. The organization is stationed in downtown Burlington.”We are pleased to have our first labor organization as a member,” said VBSR Executive Director Will Patten. “This membership represents the notion that the goals of labor and the goals of business do not have to run contrary to one another. In fact, we can craft a shared vision for the state and our economic development together.”ABOUT THE IBEW LOCAL 300Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, [email protected](link sends e-mail) or www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).last_img read more

Liverpool hockey goes 0-2; C-NS tops Auburn

first_img Tags: C-NSice hockeyliverpool Recent events at Lysander Ice Arena have meant that Liverpool must play on the same rink as Baldwinsville, unlike seasons past where they had home games on two different rinks at the facility.Also, they would go head-to-head, doing so last Tuesday night in a game where the Warriors were unable to produce much against a stingy Bees defense in a 4-1 defeat.They had seen each other Dec. 6 and 7 during the Bobby Conklin Tournament, where Liverpool endured two long, hard-fought games that went to shootouts, losing to Syracuse but then defeating Fulton. Goals by Corbin Melie in the first two periods had Clinton in front 2-0, and despite Matt Gagnon taking a pass from Connor Boland and finding the net in the third period, Liverpool could not catch up.Melie tacked on a third goal to complete his hat trick. Otherwise, Gavin Buza, in the net to give Welch a breather, made 47 saves to keep the game close most of the way.On that same Friday night, Cicero-North Syracuse looked to break a three-game skid against Auburn – and did so, edging past the Maroons 3-2 at the Twin Rinks.Holden Sarosy’s pair of goals, along with a goal from Tyler Murray, proved enough for the Northstars, Carter Wisely and Devin Kellogg getting assists. Kaii Van Iuven made 19 saves.And now C-NS would get set to challenge Liverpool on Friday night, this after the Warriors hosted Fulton Tuesday and the Northstars went to Shove Park Wednesday to face West Genesee.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Here, the Warriors were kept off the board until the second period, when Marco Palumbo scored off a feed from Xavier Springer.Yet that could not keep B’ville from grabbing a 3-1 advantage. James Welch did all he could, recording 37 saves, but the Bees won as Matt Speelman had two goals and one assist, with Luke Hoskin adding a goal and two assists.It was Liverpool’s first regulation defeat of the season, and it looked to bounce back Friday at Clinton, but could not do so as that other group of Warriors prevailed 3-1.last_img read more

Despite numbers, Grotting solid

first_imgU.S. Juniors on thehorizonAs is the case every season, the Badgers will face the potentialfate of losing several players to the U.S. World Junior Championship for sometime in late December and early January.”The way I look at it, if a young man has an opportunity torepresent his country, that is an unbelievable event in the big picture ofthings,” Eaves said. “So I hope for all of them that they have a realisticchance of doing that because it is very special.”Last season, Jamie McBain, Blake Geoffrion and Jack Skille tookpart for team USA, causing them to miss games with Wisconsin.”We went out to Denver last year with a [smaller] lineupand, you know, we played pretty well out there, and I think people will graspthat opportunity and go with it,” Eaves said of last year’s team.When looking at the possibility of having to play withoutsome of his squad, Eaves sees it as a chance for some of the other players onthe roster to step up.”What that does is it opens up opportunities for otherpeople,” Eaves said. “History has proven that, when you’re put in this type ofsituation, that people do respond.” BEN CLASSON/Herald photoWhen asked at his press conference Monday which of hisforwards he thought had been most consistent, Wisconsin head coach Mike Eavesresponded with perhaps a surprising answer: Ben Grotting.Grotting’s numbers haven’t particularly jumped out so farthis season, with just two goals in 11 games. But the things he has done thathaven’t shown up on the stat sheet have impressed Eaves.”In terms of his role and his ability to get things done inthat role, one of the guys that comes to mind is Ben Grotting,” Eaves said. “Ithink that Ben’s strengths lie in the fact that he’s a tremendously powerfulskater, can get there and can create turnovers and create hits with his speed,and I think, for the most part, that he has done that for us.”Eaves said Grotting — who picked up an assist in Saturday’s4-4 tie with Michigan State — needs to be comfortable with the level of playhe’s attained.”If he tries to do any more than that, then he’s going to bein trouble,” Eaves said. “What you try to tell a young man like Ben Grotting isyou need to build on your strengths, be careful of what weaknesses you work outbecause the chances of improving to any great degree are not awesome.” Podge provides energyAlthough Eaves has juggled UW’s top line throughout thebeginning of the season to find a third man to play alongside Kyle Turris andBen Street, he seems happy with the way freshman Podge Turnbull has produced. “If Podge Turnbull can play with that energy and with hisabilities like he did Saturday night, that could be a real good line for us,”Eaves said. “I think the thing that he brought to the table was his energy. Andif he plays with that energy, his skill and such will take over for him.”Despite inconsistent play earlier in the season, Eaves hasnoticed an increase in energy in Turnbull’s game.”The times that he has been ineffective, he’s not playedwith that energy, and as a result, he’s not involved,” Eaves said. “But withthat energy that he had Saturday night, boy, that really gives us a nice look.”Turnbull has now recorded five points on the season andnotched a goal in Friday’s 3-2 loss against Michigan.center_img Huskies on deckThe Badgers travel to St. Cloud, Minn., to take on the St.Cloud State Huskies in a two-game series this weekend. If history is any indicator,the Badgers are destined for success against the Huskies — a team they’ve beatenin their last 11 meetings.”I am surprised by that,” Eaves said of the streak. “I knowthat we have played some decent hockey against them.”Despite their past triumphs over the Huskies, the Badgers willhave their hands full, facing an opponent with a higher ranking.The Huskies were ranked No. 10 in the latest poll, while theBadgers dropped one spot to No. 13 after the weekend.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s soccer beats Boston College, 2-0, in physical matchup

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 17, 2016 at 12:19 am Contact Matt: [email protected] Chris Nanco punched the ground and yelled out in frustration. The senior forward went to send a cross into the middle of the box when he was tackled by two Boston College defenders. As he pulled his hand up from the ground, grass flew and his hands rifled high in the air, both knees still planted on the ground.“Where’s the call,” Nanco yelled.Redshirt senior midfielder Liam Callahan and senior midfielder Oyvind Alseth sprinted over to the officials, demanding for a penalty but got nothing in return except a stern warning to go back to playing.“It was a clear foul,” Nanco said. “There was clear contact.”This was the kind of physical play that dominated Friday night’s game at SU Soccer Stadium. The No. 5 Orange (7-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) defeated No. 15 Boston College (4-2, 1-1), 2-0, but the bad blood dates back to last year when Syracuse defeated the Eagles in the NCAA tournament to move to its first College Cup in team history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth sides traded blows early on, and as the game progressed, tempers began to flare.“These are fun nights,” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said. “These were two teams beating the snot out of each other and that’s what makes our game attractive.”In the 24th minute, freshman forward Johannes Pieles received a yellow card for a hit to the knee of BC’s Zeiko Lewis.Twelve minutes later, Nanco turned off a pass, spun around an Eagles defender and headed straight for the box. He quickly made his way to the edge, ready to send a cross to Kenny Lassiter when he was struck by two BC defenders.“You can’t do that,” yelled a raucous Syracuse crowd.But no call was made as the Orange players erupted in frustration.A Jonathan Hagman goal in the 50th minute only mounted the tension. One minute later a cross was sent Nanco’s way. As he ran toward the goal from the left side, he leapt into the air for the header, but was taken out from underneath by Boston College’s Joshua Forbes. Nanco and Forbes had been battling all night, but this time looked vicious. Forbes came underneath an airborne Nanco, as the SU forward quickly came toppling down on his right shoulder.This time, Nanco slapped both hands on the ground in anger. But just as the first hit, no foul was called. Callahan argued with an official and an Eagles defender.“All they were trying to do was get fouls and slow the game down,” Alseth said.In the 76th minute, Callahan took a shoulder and elbow to the back as he went up for a header. Callahan laid on the ground for several minutes as the official pulled a red card on BC freshman defender Younes Boudadi. A warning followed to Forbes who punched the ground following Boudadi’s ejection.SU was quick to respond with a hit of its own though. Less than a minute later, Boston College’s Fintan Devlin rose up for a header. He was met by a surging John-Austin Ricks who sent Devlin tumbling to the ground and out of the game. After a few minutes on the ground with assistance from a trainer, Devlin walked off under his own power, but kept a hand on his face and forehead.About 10 minutes later, Callahan was the victim of a nasty slide tackle that again resulted in a no-call. Players from both sides quickly began surrounding the officials following the tackle.“Don’t get involved, Liam” McIntyre yelled from the sidelines. “Go be a senior, Louis.”Senior defender Louis Cross and Callahan turned to McIntyre with their arms raised.“I didn’t do anything, coach,” Callahan yelled.When the final three minutes came around, Nanco stole the ball from an Eagles defender and booted it over the fence surrounding the field. He turned around and stared down the line of the Boston College bench, the final stare down in a game full of them.“There’s no doubt they’ll be another chapter,” McIntyre said. “We’ve had some really good battles with Boston College in the last few years. This is what makes rivalries and these are the intense battles that you want to be in.” Commentslast_img read more

‘Manchester United will always remain in my heart’ – Evra’s message to fans after Juventus move

first_imgThe 33-year-old completed his £1.5 million switch to the Italian giants on Monday and is adamant that United will get back to winning trophies after a difficult 2013-14 campaign.He wrote, in a statement posted on the club’s official website: “After a great deal of thought I have decided the time is right for me to leave Manchester United. It is the biggest decision of my career as this club is, and will always remain, in my heart.”Joining and playing for Manchester United has been a privilege, a dream come true and my time here has been so memorable. Through the good times and the bad times we have all stuck together and remained loyal. I have always said you don’t just join Manchester United, you join the family and long may that tradition continue.”This club is steeped in history and I feel privileged to have become a part of that. Over the past nine years I have met and worked with some incredible people, many of whom will remain friends for life. I would like to thank everyone at the club – teammates, coaches and in particular all the staff who made every single day in Carrington or at Old Trafford a special day.”An immense thank you to Sir Alex Ferguson for making it all possible, for giving me the privilege to be a captain, to be inspired by the legend of Manchester United and to understand that nobody is bigger than the club.”My biggest thanks go to the fans. We have had some fantastic times together, we lifted all of those trophies together and that night in Moscow will live with us all forever. Every single time I stepped out in that shirt I knew I was playing for the badge and for a very special club. “My passion for this club will live on and I know you guys will go on to enjoy more success in the coming seasons.”last_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams survives scare as Meghan Markle roots her on

first_imgFIRST SERVE PERCENTAGEWilliams – 54Juvan – 65PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVEWilliams – 77/52Juvan – 60/55TOTAL POINTSWilliams – 81Juvan – 73 Williams was far from her best against Juvan, an 18-year-old Slovenian, but showed fighting spirit to book a place in Round 3 after dropping the opening set.Juvan, a girls’ doubles champion two years ago at the All England Club, won through three qualifying rounds to make the main draw for the first time, and beat Kristyna Pliskova in her opener. Related News Serena Williams was given a right royal Wimbledon scare before battling past teenager Kaja Juvan.Watched by her friend Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, Williams scraped through, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, Thursday on No. 1 Court. Wimbledon 2019: Defending champ Angelique Kerber stunned by American Lauren Daviscenter_img Wimbledon 2019: Brit dumps mixed doubles partner — via text — for Coco Gauff A performance fit for Royalty…#Wimbledon | @serenawilliams pic.twitter.com/Wc3PvKl2bl— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 4, 2019Williams, jolted by her slow start, looked down at the court frequently, perhaps concerned by how the grass has already begun to look heavily worn by Day 4 of the championships.But once she moved up a gear, there was little doubting the outcome, Williams relieved in the end to come through.”I thought she played well,” Williams said of Juvan. “She returned well. I wasn’t hitting any big serves.”I couldn’t even ace her during the match because she was really reading the returns. She played well and I started out a little slow.”Her 105th match at #Wimbledon is a winning [email protected] is pushed all the way by 18-year-old Youth Olympics gold medallist Kaja Juvan to advance to the third round pic.twitter.com/qi8xr6PyLv— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 4, 2019With pressure mounting, Williams was relieved to go through the gears.”It brings the best out of me — I like the pressure,” she told BBC Sport. “I play my best when I’m down sometimes, so I’m just a fighter and I never give up.”Asked about her mixed doubles partnership with Andy Murray, Williams added: “I’m excited to play with a British icon like Andy. It’s going to be incredibly amazing.”Honestly, I feel really honored to share a court with him. Maybe I could learn a thing or two — I’m always open.”STATISTICAL BREAKDOWNSerena Williams [11] bt Kaja Juvan 2-6 6-2 6-4WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORSWilliams – 25/26Juvan – 12/23ACES/DOUBLE FAULTSWilliams – 6/5Juvan – 4/3BREAK POINTS WONWilliams – 4/10Juvan – 3/3last_img read more